R’ Bentzion Oiring Arranges Deal to Return Body Abducted in Yerushalayim to Prevent Autopsy


zakaDrama in Yerushalayim: A body that had been abducted in Yerushalayim this evening to prevent an autopsy from being performed will be returned after police have given their commitment that the kavod of the meis will not be violated. The body of the 25-year-old woman was found in an abandoned building on Rechov Rabbeinu Gershom not far from Meah Shearim and it was feared that it would be taken to the Abu Kabir Institute for examination and autopsy.

Matzav.com Israel has just learned that R’ Benzion Oiring, the renowned Zaka volunteer and baal chesed, has arrived at the scene to work out the deal and  ensure that the police keep their pledge not to perform the autopsy.

The incident began shortly after 8 o’clock in the evening, when the woman’s body was first found and  and police rushed to the area to investigate the mysterious circumstances of her death. Magen Dovid Adom found the woman unconscious. Resuscitation attempts of rescue paramedics  failed and the woman was pronounced dead.

Two police officers who arrived monitored the apartment, and at the same time, a few hundred people gathered to watch the goings-on. During that time, the body was snatched from the building, from under the nose of the police, and taken to an undisclosed location.

According to one eyewitnesses, the body was kidnapped in a shopping cart and then taken in a Hyundai vehicle. According to the information available, it does not appear that the nifteres was chareidi.

The police were hindered by some members of the crowd from chasing those who had taken the body.

Large forces of special patrol units of police tried to pursue the kidnappers in order to locate the body. Forensic procedures and search efforts were not successful.

A number of clashes with police broke out as protesters tried to interfere with the search efforts before the agreement was reached.

According to one source, police entered the Satmar Ohel Rochel bais medrash nearby, due to suspicion arose that the body was hidden there, which it was not. Rumors of police preparing to enter other botei medrash prior to the agreement could not be confirmed.

Matzav.com Israel will keep you posted on any further developments.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. hello ez, plently of regular guys and gals walk through the area and even shop in geula. ever see a secular or nonjew in boro park, the streets are open and free to all.

  2. Sometimes Halacha allows for an autopsy. The main problem with the Zionist policy, that the body belongs to the State, is they do autopsies even when there is no doubt about the cause of death, in order to harvest organs and do other experiments. But in a case where the cause of death is unknown, for example an unknown person found in an abandoned building, there may be foul play, such as the anthrax murders a few years back, or the person could have died from a communicable disease, or terrorism may be involved. In such cases, the information gained from the autopsy may help save others and is Mutar.